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WayNet Annual Meeting Minutes
September 10, 2009


  • Dudley Fetzer President (First Bank Richmond)
  • Gary Arndts Vice President (Marketing & Creative Services)
  • Jane Holman Executive Director, Ex Officio (WayNet.org)
  • Jenie Lahmann (Morrisson-Reeves Library)
  • Bill Pendley (Potter’s Wheel Bed & Breakfast)
  • Randy Baker (Richmond Power and Light)
  • Richard Peterson (Porter Advertising, LLC)
  • David Burton (Burton & Simkin Attorneys)
  • Tim Love (Reid Hospital and Health Care Services)
  • Beth Fields (Wayne County Government)

Call to Order:

President Dudley Fetzer called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. in the Richmond Power and Light Auditorium. A light lunch was served in celebration of the Annual Meeting.

The meeting minutes were approved for the July 9 board meeting. David Burton so moved. Gary Arndts seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

President’s Report - Overview of the Past Year:

Click to see overview of the past year presented by Dudley Fetzer, president of WayNet.org.

Financial Report:

The balance sheet was shared and discussed.

Old Business:

The balance sheet was distributed and discussed. Mrs. Holman pointed out that membership remains consistent, and July is usually the biggest membership billing month. Mr. Love motioned to accept the Balance Sheet as presented. Gary Arndts seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

New Business:

The board reviewed the Fee Waiver Associate Member Listing prepared by Jane. The board reviewed 1 application. Noah’s Ark Day Care Center was discussed and their balance sheet was reviewed. After reviewing their balance Sheet it was deemed that they could most likely afford a membership to Waynet. The fee waiver was unanimously denied. Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to deny the Noah’s Ark Day Care Center website for a fee waiver and encourage them to join as a paying member. David Burton so moved. Richard Peterson seconded. The motion was unanimously accepted.

Discussion was started with Jane Holman reporting on the meeting she had with Len Clark of the Creative Industry Task Force. One of their goals is to develop one official calendar for the Area. We see this as a way to possibly highlight Wayne County and Waynet’s Current Community Calendar. Jane will look into how we might work with Mr. Clark on his Task Force’s calendar project.

Salary Discussion for Jane Holman

Jane left the room so the board could discuss Jane’s salary and performance. Dudley Fetzer said that Jane’s dedication and talent in her position, as Executive Director of Waynet is outstanding and makes Waynet the successful community tool it is. This was unanimously concurred with all the board members. Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to accept the salary increase by 3% for 2010. David Burton so moved. Jenie Lahmann seconded. The motion was unanimously approved. Jane was brought back into the meeting and congratulated on a job well done.

The Marketing Committee Report
The Marketing Committee reported that a small amount of funds were used on marketing Waynet over the past year. They feel Waynet is the face of Wayne County and current marketing plans will stay in place to keep promoting Waynet. The board accepted the Marketing Report.

Renewal of Board Members terms:
The president asked the following nominees be renewed as board members for a two year term, 2009 - 2011:

  • Jenie Lahman
  • Randy Baker
  • David Burton
  • William Pendley
  • Richard Peterson

Bill Pendley so moved; Jodi Johnson seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.

Election of Officers:
Proposed slate of officers for 2009-2010 includes:

  • President – Dudley Fetzer
  • Vice President/Treasurer – Gary Arndts
  • Secretary – Jenie Lahmann

Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to accept the proposed slate of officers. Tim Love so moved. Beth Fields seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.

Executive Director’s Report

Click to see the report.

A few noted highlights:

  • Cost cutting efforts were discussed. Jane will look into additional options for phone services.
  • It was discussed that Mike does a great job with the TV show Community Connections. He strives to highlight Wayne County and Waynet.org.
  • EDC will use the Waynet Calendar on their new website.
  • The Postcard Program on Waynet.org was updated and is now working well thanks in part to Summersault’s assistance in programming.
  • The Waynet site redesigned was briefly discussed. Jane will call a planning meeting in the near future to discuss goals and objectives for the new site.


Being no further business Dudley Fetzer asked for a motion to adjourn. Gary Arndts so moved. Jenie Lahmann seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jenie Lahmann
November 2, 2009

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